This is a two-year Graduate Assistant position that requires acceptance into an NCU graduate program. Compensation includes tuition remission, housing, and a food stipend for on-campus meal services.
The position of Graduate Assistant at North Central University serves as a member of the NCU athletic department. The individual will be a member of the NCU athletic staff and provide support to the Associate Athletic Director of External Communications. This position will be responsible for assisting and executing all publicity aspects for NCU’s athletic programs and have the opportunity to serve as the primary contact for several teams within the athletic department
Preference is given to those who have a degree in Journalism, Communications, Sports Media, Sports Management, or other related fields.
Inquiries may be directed to Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, Jeremy Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.
Serve as primary communications contact for assigned sports programs.
Schedule and manage a pool of student workers
Oversee all functions of gameday management, including but not limited to: statistics, stream, writing, etc.
Collaborate with colleagues to generate content ideas.
Solicit feedback from sports programs on objectives, goals, and strategies, in addition to the creation and distribution of content.
Aid in the creation of content like videos, graphics, gameday programs, etc.
Manage social media channels for assigned sports programs and athletics’ main accounts
Facilitate multimedia student-athlete features in coordination with other departments.
Design, write and edit various communications materials, such as student-athlete bios, press releases, and feature stories for the department’s website conveying the voice of the coach, student-athletes, and the program.
Manage current and historical team information (rosters, statistics, records, photos, videos) of assigned sports.
Other duties as assigned.
Other Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a production team covering a live event.
Effective time management skills.
Experience with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign preferred.
Graphic design experience.
Ability to work evenings/weekends and maintain a flexible work schedule.
Demonstrated aptitude in social media. Familiarity with managing accounts and serving as the primary administrator.
Ability to pass the background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
North Central University is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world. Founded as a Bible school for ministerial training in 1930, NCU now has a much broader capacity. As a Christian liberal arts institution, it is still a place that offers excellent opportunities for ministerial training, but it also embraces a larger view of calling that includes educational preparation through more than 60 areas of study and service.
Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, North Central’s 12.5-acre, unique urban setting provides students with hands-on learning experiences and real-world career preparation as the city becomes their classroom. Not waiting for graduation to serve those around them, North Central students are making a difference in the world right now.